sommelier

[ suhm-uhl-yey ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Early 19th century; French

literally 'butler' in French

Synonyms

  • waiter
  • wine steward
  • waiter
  • server
  • butler

Definition

a wine butler; also used to denote a certified wine professional

Example

A master sommelier is the highest level of wine expertise you can achieve.

Usage Over Time

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